During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.

Sunday March 26th, 2017

Some sad news to announce today; back in December we shared with you that our regular corporate donor that covered our nursery project fees came to an abrupt ending. This has amounted to an uncontrollable burden on our funds so we will therefore be closing our nursery project this week having given the staff and children 3 months advanced notice to allow for a smoother transition.

We hope to revive the project in the near future however we can only achieve this by receiving either a corporate donation or a large donation from individuals so if please dig a little into your pockets if you can and help us save our nursery. You can either donate via our website or by simply texting "MSHA00 £5" or "MSHA00 £10" now!

Make a difference today, without your continued support we would not have achieved what we have and not be here today.

Thank You
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Sunday January 8th, 2017

Josphat - Our first star graduate
2016 marks the end of the road for 3 of our original sponsored children who have attended high school for 4 years, all thanks to your generosity and support. We wish all Francis, Mercy and Josphat the very best as they proceed onto university or onto their first jobs. We will continue to follow these students for the year ahead or until they settle to assist them adapt to the next stage of their lives. 🙂

2017 marks the beginning of 2 new sponsored children joining the programme - Darius and John who are very excited to join the scheme and are ready to study hard.

Josphat sent us this video recording and he wanted us to share with all our supporters as a message of thanks. Josphat was a truly fantastic student and it was our pleasure supporting him through our sponsorship programme. Josphat received a mean grade of B in his KCSE examinations which is absolutely fantastic and is heading off to university this September. On behalf of the whole team here, congrats Josphat, keep in touch, we will miss you!
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Josphat - Our first star graduate

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We have also surprised some of our sponsors this evening with individual videos from their sponsored children recorded specifically for them 🙂

Thank you Maisha foundation

Monday December 19th, 2016

The Christmas holidays are here!

Before the year was over we wanted one final gathering with our wonderful sponsored children where we hosted a party with food for potentially the final time at our struggling nursery project.

Spirits were high but in everybody's minds was the pending decision as to whether the project will remain open in 2017.

We can only achieve this by receiving a corporate donation or a large donation from individuals so if please dig a little into your pockets if you can and help us save our nursery. You can either donate via our website or by simply texting "MSHA00 £5" or "MSHA00 £10" now! Make a difference today, without your continued support we would not have achieved what we have and not be here today.

Asante Sana and have a fantastic Christmas, we hope to have some good news come the new year
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The Christmas holidays are here! 

Before the year was over we wanted one final gathering with our wonderful sponsored children where we hosted a party with food for potentially the final time at our struggling nursery project. 

Spirits were high but in everybodys minds was the pending decision as to whether the project will remain open in 2017. 

We can only achieve this by receiving a corporate donation or a large donation from individuals so if please dig a little into your pockets if you can and help us save our nursery. You can either donate via our website or by simply texting MSHA00 £5 or MSHA00 £10 now! Make a difference today, without your continued support we would not have achieved what we have and not be here today. 

Asante Sana and have a fantastic Christmas, we hope to have some good news come the new year

Saturday December 17th, 2016

Before the Christmas break we took some of our sponsored children to get new uniforms, shoes and a fresh batch of learning books for the year ahead. We will do the same for the remaining students before the new year.

They were very appreciative and felt blessed to receive them, such a lovely way to enjoy Christmas.

Merry Christmas on behalf of the team and we hope for a successful 2017.
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Before the Christmas break we took some of our sponsored children to get new uniforms, shoes and a fresh batch of learning books for the year ahead. We will do the same for the remaining students before the new year. 

They were very appreciative and felt blessed to receive them, such a lovely way to enjoy Christmas. 

Merry Christmas on behalf of the team and we hope for a successful 2017.

Monday November 28th, 2016

This #CyberMonday , and #christmas get the best deals and raise free funds for us too when you shop online via @GiveasyouLive www.giveasyoulive.com/join/maisha

It's very simple and requires no donation from yourself. You register for free at Give As You Live, search the web site you wish to purchase from I.e for Amazon, John Lewis etc then click the link provided on Give As You Live to the retailer site. Give as You Live simply tracks the fact you have made a purchase to that retailer and will provide a % of your purchase to us all for FREE!
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This #CyberMonday , and #christmas get the best deals and raise free funds for us too when you shop online via @GiveasyouLive https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/maisha

Its very simple and requires no donation from yourself. You register for free at Give As You Live, search the web site you wish to purchase from I.e for Amazon, John Lewis etc then click the link provided on Give As You Live to the retailer site. Give as You Live simply tracks the fact you have made a purchase to that retailer and will provide a % of your purchase to us all for FREE!

Wednesday November 23rd, 2016

URGENT APPEAL

Unfortunately a key monthly corporate donor has unexpectedly stopped supporting us without any advanced notification, of which we used these funds to maintain our nursery projects approx £200 per month.

Free food and education for up to 60 young children under 5 years old, employment for 3 teachers, a cleaner and a cook are all now at risk of termination in January 2017 if we can't find an alternative.

If anybody knows of any corporate or individual who can assist us please do get in touch immediately. It would be such a shame to jeopardise such a critical project for the slum community.

Many thanks
Chairman of Maisha Foundation
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Sunday November 6th, 2016

We recently dropped by unannounced to our 3 high school students (both in school and at their homes!) all sitting their KCSE examinations this week to wish them the very best of luck from the whole team here at Maisha and presented them with their success cards - good luck to you all!! ... See MoreSee Less

We recently dropped by unannounced to our 3 high school students (both in school and at their homes!) all sitting their KCSE examinations this week to wish them the very best of luck from the whole team here at Maisha and presented them with their success cards - good luck to you all!!

Friday September 30th, 2016

Last week we visited our wonderful sponsored students again to check on their progress and wish 3 of our high school students the very best of luck for their KCSE exams in November.

We have also welcomed 4 more children into the Maisha Foundation family and look forward to helping them create a better future for themselves.
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Last week we visited our wonderful sponsored students again to check on their progress and wish 3 of our high school students the very best of luck for their KCSE exams in November. 

We have also welcomed 4 more children into the Maisha Foundation family and look forward to helping them create a better future for themselves.

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Some videos to follow within the next week from some of our students 😄

Friday August 19th, 2016

It's been a very quiet few months but we are still working behind the scenes on a future project. This week we visited some of our sponsored children - we will shortly be in touch with sponsors as to how their children are performing, Asante. ... See MoreSee Less

Its been a very quiet few months but we are still working behind the scenes on a future project. This week we visited some of our sponsored children - we will shortly be in touch with sponsors as to how their children are performing, Asante.
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